Isabelle Bats & Mathias Varenne (BE), Jean-Biche & Kimi Amen (BE/FR), Vincenzo Carta & David Zagari (IT/BE), Matty Davis & Ben Gould (US), Dialogist-Kantor (BE), Sebastian Dicenaire & Vincent Tholomé (BE), Audrey Ginestet & Benjamin Glibert (FR/BE), Adam York Gregory & Gillian Jane Lees (UK), Habitant.e.s des Images (BE), Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen (FI), Kubra Khademi & Daniel Pettrow (AF/US), Lenka Luptakova & Fanny Dupont (BE/FR) Pâle Mâle (FR), Lazara Rossel Albear & Sofia Kakouri (CU/GR/BE), Gaëtan Rusquet & Thiago Antunes (BE/BR), Raeda Saadeh (PS), Alexane Sanchez (BE), Sylvain Souklaye (FR/US) – Hilal Aydogdu, Martin Bonnaz, Lou Kanche & Camille Bleker, Barbara Salomé Felgenhauer, Aimé.e Rossi, Baptiste Saint-Pé (FRAGILE)
(1+1) > 2 – One plus one equals much more than two.
The 2021 Festival has adopted this equation, the magnitude of which has been shown to us– by default– through lockdowns and forced social distancing, and made of it its heart: by placing itself under the sign of the double, by bringing together proposals for pairs/duos/couples, made by artists regularly working together, or by those momentarily reunited––or by showing pieces that depend upon the contribution of the other-spectator. While performance art is more often than not one of the solitary individual, our aim with this festival is to show how an encounter with the other generates far more than the simple addition of two values, in order to create a new one.
In partnership with: KANAL – Centre Pompidou, Mahmoud Darwich Chair / BOZAR, Atelier de création sonore radiophonique, ENSAV – La Cambre, Lucille Calmel / l’animal que donc je suis (Research project FRArt – FNRS), Ateliers Mommen, PointCulture Bruxelles, GC Ten Noey, Musée Charlier, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles à Paris, Calame, Fabrik, le Septantecinq, Amazone, SNCB. Special projects support: Finnish Cultural Institute, Institut français (dans le cadre de EXTRA, un programme de l’Ambassade de France), Scotland House.